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Emergency kit supply list

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According to FEMA, the following is a list of supplies that should be in any emergency kit:

  • Water - One gallon per person per day for at least three days
  • Food - At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
  • NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask
  • Duct tape and plastic sheeting to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • First aid kit
    • Two pairs of latex or sterile gloves
    • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
    • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes
    • Antibiotic ointment
    • Burn ointment
    • Adhesive bandages in many sizes
    • Eye wash
    • Thermometer
    • Prescription medications you or your family take
    • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment
    • Pain reliever such as aspirin
    • Anti-diarrhea medication
    • Antacid
    • Laxative
    • Scissors
    • Tweezers
    • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant

Additional supplies to consider:

  • Prescription medications
  • Glasses
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
  • Important family documents such as insurance policies and bank records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person, with more bedding for colder climates
  • Complete change of clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes, with more clothing for colder climates
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

The ASPCA also has a list of supplies for pets:

  • Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet)
  • Food - 3 to 7-day supply
  • Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)
  • Litter or paper toweling
  • Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
  • Garbage bag
  • Pet feeding dishes
  • Extra collar or harness and an extra leash
  • Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container with any necessary medication
  • Water - 7-day supply for each pet
  • Traveling bag, crate or carrier for each pet
  • Blanket
  • Recent photos in case you need to make "lost" posters
  • Toys
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